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Sunday, January 2, 2011

DC Black Theatre Fest now taking submissions!

The 2011 DC Black Theatre Festival
Open Call for: One-Acts, New Works, Workshops & Full-Length

Submission Categories:
• Full-Length Plays
• One-Act Plays
• New Works Reading Series
• Workshops

The DC Drama Department is proud to announce the 2011 DC Black Theatre Festival, a week-long festival celebrating the thriving theatre community in Washington DC, June 12-19, 2011.

We are looking for works in any genre, including plays which incorporate movement, dance, and music. Playwrights of all skill levels are encouraged to submit. All chosen Full-length Plays, New Works Reading Series and Workshop are supported by the festival with 100% of the ticket sales going directly to the performing group, facilitator and/or playwright. A cash award and trophy are given to the winners of the One-Act plays.

The DC Black Theatre Festival holds fast in its commitment to provide a balance of works with high artistic integrity for both emerging and veteran artists. Our mission is to create a diverse group of outstanding artist with a distinctive vision that will give an artistic identity of uncommon richness and variety to all people. So whether you enjoy the works of August Wilson, Tyler Perry or a good old Gospel Stage Play, the DC Black Theatre Festival has something for you.

One Act Plays: Running time MUST NOT exceed 20 minutes in length, and run AT LEAST 10 minutes.
• Full-length Plays: Running time MUST NOT exceed 90 minutes in length, and run AT LEAST 60 minutes.
• New Works Reading Series: Running time MUST NOT exceed 90 minutes in length, and run AT LEAST 10 minutes.
• Workshops: Running time MUST NOT exceed 80 minutes in length.

Please submit the following:
1. The playwright's bio and contact information. Title page must include name, address, phone number and e-mail address.
2. A short synopsis of the play and/or workshop.
3. A complete script with numbered pages and a title page.
4. There is a $25 submission fee for both Full-Length plays and the New Works Reading Series.
5. There is a $15 submission fee for One Acts plays.
6. There is no cost to submit a Workshop idea. If selected there is a small participatory fee, but you keep 100% of all registration fees.
Please submit your application online at www.DCBlackTheatreFestival.com

Any questions, please contact the DCBTF Staff at info@DCBTF.org
Deadline for all submissions are Tuesday, March 1, 2011


  1. Can't wait for the DC Black Theatre Festival. There will be so many wonderful plays, theatrical competitions and special guests. Rise and Walk Theatre Company is honored to bring the play "Verbalized Ink" to the festival.

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